The Verbier Art Summit collaborates across sectors to generate innovation and educational opportunities around art. The Summit and its partners share a vision for exploring and supporting the cultural value of art.
Verbier, 4 Vallées, Switzerland is a destination synonymous with fun and inspiration. It is this unadulterated energy that makes the region so unique, a land of incredible sensations and powerful emotions. Whether you’re an adventurer or a pleasure seeker, the region offers perfect activities and ultimate experiences for all; be it at the top of Mont-Fort with its unique panoramic views over the Alps, the nature reserve in Haut Val de Bagnes, the Bisse du Levron walk or the Verbier Bike Park.
Since it was founded in 1937 with its objective to work for the public good, Loterie Romande has been organising and operating lottery games and sports betting in the six cantons of French-speaking Switzerland. It distributes 100% of its profits to non-profit-making bodies and organisations active in a broad spectrum of fields, such as social welfare, culture, sport, education and the environment.
Le Canton du Valais
Valais is known worldwide for its magnificent natural landscapes, its mountains and glaciers – and also its delicacies, from Raclette cheese to fine wines. But this is also a region that provides fertile ground for visionary ideas: a land of innovative thinkers and pioneers in their specialist field.
Jan Michalski Foundation
The mission of the Jan Michalski Foundation is to foster literary creation and encourage the practice of reading through a range of initiatives and activities. These include holding exhibitions and cultural events related to writing and literature, making a large multilingual library available to the public, awarding an annual prize in world literature, granting financial support, and hosting a writer-in-residence program.
Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève
Founded in 1974 as Geneva’s “Kunsthalle”, the Centre is the first contemporary-art institution in French-speaking Switzerland. Its purpose is to develop exhibitions and to actively put the public in contact with these exhibitions, opening a space for dialogue around contemporary culture. Unlike a museum, the Centre has no collection. Focusing on the future, it showcases emerging artists from the local and the international scene.
The New York Times
Since 1851, The New York Times has been on the ground reporting stories from around the globe that no one else was telling. How they tell those stories has changed, but their mission to seek the truth and help people understand the world has remained constant. The New York Times is dedicated to helping people understand the world through on-the-ground, expert and deeply reported independent journalism.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is a global organization dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people. They work to ensure that everybody has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge, having fled violence, persecution, war or disaster at home.
Verbier 3-D Foundation
The Verbier 3-D Foundation is a non-profit organisation dedicated to creating contemporary art to promote environmentalism, education, and culture to local and international audiences. Founded in 2010 by New York-based artist Madeleine Paternot and Verbier-based artist Kiki Thompson, the foundation creates an educational and cultural Artist Residency inspired by the stunning Alpine environment of Verbier, Switzerland.
For 25 years the greatest musicians in the world have been brought together in a unique Alpine setting by the Verbier Festival, all sharing a mutual passion and a common vision for music, across generations.
Julie’s Bicycle is a London based charity that supports the creative community to act on climate change and environmental sustainability. Formed in 2007 by Alison Tickell, the organisation works with arts and cultural bodies and independent professionals across the UK and internationally to implement environmental sustainability into their operations, creative work and business practices.
EDHEA, The Valais School of Art, offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Master of Arts in Public Spheres (MAPS), as well as professional training for graphic design recognised within the Swiss Design Schools. The school places special attendance to sound arts, and also to performance, art in urban and natural space, or even socially engaged practices rooted in the community. EDHEA is one of the five schools that make up the Valais section of the University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (HES-SO).
EPFL+ECAL Lab is the design research centre of the EPFL (the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne) in cooperation with ECAL (University of Art and Design, Lausanne) that fosters innovation at the crossroads between technology, design and architecture. The Lab bases its activities along three axes: giving new meaning to emerging technologies, fuelling innovation by widening scopes of designers and artists’ work, and understanding the perception and acceptance of the public.
Launched in 2014 by the Foundation for the Sustainable Development of Mountain Regions (FDDM), the Sustainable Mountain Art (SMArt) programme aims to increase the perception of both decision-makers and the population as a whole, of the challenges facing mountain regions through artworks, and more particularly photographs.
Crossmark offers concept-to-production digital content, livestreams, webina, virtual reality, augmented productions, and strategy services. Produced from their own Cabfabstudios, the Crossmark team started out as traditional filmmakers, but see themselves nowadays as Content Creators for all kinds of platforms.
Mousse is a contemporary art magazine, publishing four issues every year, and distributed in Europe, America, Australia, and Asia, as well as in Italy, where it is available free of charge.